We look forward to welcoming you to the Wiener Festwochen | Freie Republik Wien. If you have any questions about your visit, you are sure to find what you are looking for here. If not, simply email us at service@festwochen.at or give us a call on +43 1 589 22 22 – on workdays, Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm.

Getting here

  • How do I get to the Wiener Festwochen | Free Republic of Vienna venues?

    All Wiener Festwochen | Free Republic of Vienna venues are easily reached by public transport. The nearest stop to your venue and a city map, you can find here.

Accessibility

  • Do the Wiener Festwochen | Free Republic of Vienna have wheelchair spaces or barrier free access?

    Venues marked with a wheelchair have wheelchair spaces and barrier-free access. Wheelchair-user spaces (EUR 6 / accompanying person: EUR 15) can be booked by phone or email from the Service up to one week before the performance.
    Tickets for wheelchair spaces for Kaddish Requiem "Babyn Jar" are only available from Wiener Konzerthaus: ticket@konzerthaus.at

Before, during and after the performances

  • Where can I find details about the times of the performances?

    The relevant production page on our website has full details of the current starting times and duration of each performance. In the case of world premieres and new productions, the running time is usually only known just before the first performance. We therefore recommend that you take a look at our website, which is regularly updated.

  • Do the Wiener Festwochen | Free Republic of Vienna provide surtitles?

    The Wiener Festwochen | Free Republic of Vienna have many performances where a foreign language is spoken on stage. The form of translation best suited for our Viennese and international audiences is decided for each production. Surtitles are the most common choice, projected live either directly into, above or alongside the stage set.
    Generally speaking, the aim is to provide a translation for both German and English-speaking audiences. Bilingual translations may be dispensed with in exceptional cases, for technical production, aesthetic or other reasons. Full details of the language spoken on stage and the available translations can be found on the relevant production page of our website.

  • Is there a dress code?

    The Wiener Festwochen | Free Republic of Vienna do not have a dress code. We know you will always be dressed appropriately. We just want you to be comfortable!

  • Are programmes available and what do they cost?

    There is an evening programme for almost every production; it is handed out free of charge by our ushers at each venue (a small contribution towards costs is charged only in exceptional cases). These programmes are also available (with english translation) on the relevant production page on our website.

  • Am I allowed to take pictures or make audio and/or video recordings during performances?

    Photography, filming and audio and/or video recordings are not permitted during the performances (authorisation required). Please also make sure your mobile phone is switched off during performances.

  • Who do I contact if I have lost something at one of the venues?

    Are you still at the venue? If so, our ushers will be happy to help you. If not, simply email to festwochen@festwochen.at.

  • Late admissions

    Please note: depending on the production, you may not be admitted to the auditorium if you arrive late.

Introductions and dress rehearsals

  • Are dress and final rehearsals for performances accessible to the general public?

    Up-to-date information on rehearsals accessible to the general public is published on the Internet or may be obtained from the Festwochen Service +43 1 589 22 22.

Further information

  • Can I get regular mailings by post?

    The Wiener Festwochen | Free Republic of Vienna festival is working hard to reduce its printed matter. But we are happy to send our programme book to all interested parties. Simply register here to receive our programme book.

  • Can I get regular mailings by email?

    With pleasure! Simply sign up for our Newsletter here. You will also find more information about our programme on our social media channels. And, of course, we’re looking forward to your Likes!

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